The Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy

The Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy

The Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy is dedicated to building secure, sustainable and ethical supply chains for electric vehicle (EV) batteries in North America.

To create these supply chains, both domestically and with our allies, the Center advocates for:

  • Securing supply chains outside of China for critical minerals and materials necessary for the transportation, energy, and technology innovations of the future.
  • Establishing a new social compact for responsible mineral production and processing both at home and among our allies.
  • Promoting a thriving critical minerals-based economy within the United States for transportation, energy, and technology industries reliant upon critical minerals, including establishing marketplace for ethically and sustainably sourced goods.

Key personnel
Abigail Wulf: Director, Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy.

Abigail Wulf is the Director of the Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy at SAFE. Abigail brings broad Earth science expertise to the Center, from researching rare earth- and lithium-rich pegmatites to working with NASA researchers to convey the connections between Earth’s component systems. She previously served as Senior Science Communicator for Research within NASA’s Earth Science Division. She also served as Policy Manager for the American Geosciences Institute, a nonpartisan federation of more than 50 professional scientific societies. While at AGI, Abigail co-led the Minerals Science and Information Coalition, a broad-based alliance of organizations representing all stages of the critical minerals supply chain.

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